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Aug 5, 2016 - Paluma

Read in my old 2006 story that I started to drive up the hill to Paluma but turned back halfway. I can’t remember why but decided to pack a lunch again & do that drive today. It's the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage site & part of the Paluma Range National Park so worth visiting. The 18 km road was very steep, winding & narrow – about the same as the one to Wallaman but maybe a bit narrower. The road was built by pick & shovel during the depression of the 1930s as a work project for the unemployed, with 2 tractors & a...

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Aug 2, 2016 - Ingham - Wallaman Falls

Today I drove 50 km north along the highway to Ingham, then 50 km inland to Wallaman Falls which is the highest single drop falls in Australia & I think, very beautiful. I've been here a couple of times before but have never seen the rainbows like they were today. Maybe there was a extra volume of water but there was a rainbow halfway down the falls where they hit some rocks & made a spay, then a lovely one in the spray at the bottom. A bit frustrating to try & photograph it though. Of course, I had to stop off at the Frosty Mango on the...

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Jul 28, 2016 - Townsville

I'm still at Rollingstone Beach having a lovely time enjoying the beautiful weather & doing as little as possible. Lots of reading, walking along the beach & there are plenty of compatible folks around to chat to. I needed to do some grocery shopping so I drove into Townsville & because it was such a sparkling day I drove to the top of Castle Hill which has wonderful 360 degree views. I also called into the Casino but we won't talk about that because I lost my money.

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Jul 24, 2016 - Conway Beach to Rollingstone Beach

I'm finally here! This is what I've been dreaming about & working towards for the last 4 weeks. Rollingstone Beach is about 50 km north of Townsville & is one of my favourite places in the world (after St Petersburg, London, Paris, Broome & a few others). The caravan park is beautiful, right on the beach although it has grown considerably & become much busier since we first came here in 2004 - the word has spread among the Grey Nomads about just what a fantastic spot it is. My car said it was 31C as I drove through Townsville earlier today...

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Aug 24, 2015 - Day 58 - 59 / Balgal Beach

Early this morning we got on the road so as to be out at Balgal Beach North in what we hoped would be a good time to get a spot at the free camp, hoping that people would have moved on since Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised to find the camp nearly empty when we got there. We had the choice of about 8 spots and chose a large space between 2 trees, backing onto the grassy reserve which borders the beachfront. Unfortunately, there is a bit of a rise between us and the beach so we do not actually see the sea but we just carry our chairs a...

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Jun 16, 2015 - Cairns

Hello all, arrived back in Cairns at 12.30 today and am once again ensconced in the van at Barbara's place. so wonderful to have so many friends ready to help. I will be visiting Bea tomorrow and so we will have to wait now for further developments. I won't be posting again until I have some news to tell, so it's goodbye, temporarily, from me.

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Jun 15, 2015 - Rollingstone

Hello all, another quick note. Arrived at Rollingstone this afternoon, not far north of Townsville. One of my pvr's won't save the tv stations it finds and the other one is destroying dvd's so it's disasterville again. I should be back in Cairns tomorrow sometime. see you then. xoxoxox

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Sep 1, 2014 - How are we coping with the Brown Dog in tow??

A number of people have asked how we are coping with taking the 40kg Brown Beast of a Dog - Chocolate Charlie! Yes - he is bigger than each boy - but hey, not combined! Yes - he does take up half the back of the car Yes - he has to be considered everywhere we stay, though the Grey Nomads have forced camping places to be "dog friendly". They are not going to leave their little fluff balls at home! Not dog friendly = not in market for Grey Nomads and they are everywhere! Yes - we have a dog...what type? A Labrador. We never mention how huge...

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Pep family road trip

Aug 31, 2014 - Rollin' on to Rollingstone

We had planned to head West to Richmond/Hughenden and Winton to explore the Dinosaur fossils but we have had to go into Townsville to go to the dentist, collect mail, stock up on more library books, get the car serviced, and most recently, get a pair of glasses fixed before we head west! We also need to get the connection on our solar panels resolved. It had been severed in Mackay and we had it replaced, but we are still having issues. I was being blamed for overloading the fridge and freezer stocking up before we headed west - but it is...

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Pep family road trip

Aug 16, 2013 - Charters T to Rollingstone Beach

We left Charters Towers for our trip to the coast. Travelled through Townsville around 11am and then a further 50klm north to our destination Rollingstone Beach Resort. What a great oasis were we are planning to spend the next week. We have a site on the beach, and the sea breeze is such a welcome relief after the dry dusty air we have been breathing for the past couple of weeks.We have an ensuite site. Again we seem to be surrounded by folk who not only come here every year, but most of them stay here for a month or two before venturing...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Days 22-23 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Our last 2 days in Cairns were slightly disrupted due to an unfortunate breakdown in Barry’s car that took 2 days to fix but luckily did not alter our travelling plans too much. We did get the chance to take a run up the northern beaches of Cairns and see Palm Cove so not all was lost. From Cairns we travelled the 70 odd kms north to Port Douglas being the most northern part of the trip and famous for the world heritage listed Daintree National Park. We had a day trip up ‘through it seeing the iconic Cape Tribulation beach and did...

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Cairns and back

Jun 17, 2013 - "Bushy" Parker Park - Rollingstone

18th June We are spending two nights at "Bushy" Parker Park at Rollingstone. This rest area was named after a local hero Vincent "Bushy" Parker. He was born in England in 1918 and migrated to Australia with his family.He attended Townsville West State school. When world war 2 broke out he went back to England and joined the RAF. He was a prisoner of war at Colditz Castle where he tried 3 unsuccessful escapes. A very nice area and quite popular, only allowed to camp here for 48 hours. The ranger comes through and takes down our...

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